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Creative Writing: Excerpts, WB Yeats, Maud Gonne, Iseult Gonne

Friday Fiction: Sneak Peek of my Forthcoming Novel: Dancing In The Wind

Excerpt from: Dancing In the Wind: Chapter 3 The story so far: Having rejected, and been rejected by, the poet WB Yeats, Maud Gonne has decided to marry another. In this extract, she breaks the news to her daughter Iseult, whom she has placed in a convent so she can work on her Irish political activist projects. The story is narrated by Rosie Cross, an Irish working woman with various links to the Gonnes. Now Read On: ~~~ Soeur Therese is a simple Auvergnat, seven years older than Iseult, and not much taller. The poor girl has a trio of…

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in the hour sneak peak
Creative Writing: Excerpts

My Next Novel, In The Hour: A Sneak Peek at the Earliest Most Invisible Stage of the Process.

I always have different projects at different stages of development. I’m currently at the earliest possible stage of the final part of my Irish trilogy, In The Hour. Here’s all I know so far and I’ll keep you posted as more unfolds. SETTING: Like the first two books in the trilogy (each of which can be read as a standalone novel) it is set in San Francisco, California and Wexford, Ireland. It is now 2010 and Jo Devereux is a single mother, living with her son Richard, the baby who was born at the end of Before The Fall. MORE…

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